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January 2019

 

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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January 18, 2019

  • A new surveillance summary [PDF-2.5MB] shows that nearly all (96%) Legionnaires’ disease patients need care in a hospital.
  • Public health investigations into Legionnaires’ disease cases and outbreaks require special skill sets across multiple disciplines.
  • Public health professionals and others involved in water management programs can take a new training to learn how to reduce the risk for Legionnaires’ disease.

January 11, 2019

  • Participation in cardiac rehabilitation after a cardiac-related event or procedure improves quality of life, reduces the risk of hospital readmission, and lowers the risk of death.
  • Increasing cardiac rehabilitation rates from 20% to 70% would save 25,000 lives and prevent 180,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year.
  • Public health professionals can help spread awareness about the importance of cardiac rehabilitation and implement systems and strategies to improve care for patients.

January 4, 2019

  • CDC established 8 science-based standards and created a checklist [PDF-94KB] to help you develop or identify quality public health training products.
  • CDC TRAIN, CDC’s online learning management system, has a Quality Training filter to help you easily find public health courses that meet all 8 standards.
  • Public health professionals can visit CDC Learning Connection’s website and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date on quality trainings from CDC, other federal agencies, and federally funded partners.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

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